He is Risen

Lent ends, light shines through the darkness and will not be hidden again. The Church stands up, its people shout ‘He is Risen’ and the faithful of all the generations can respond Alleluia!

What a privilege to share this Holy week with St Johns West Hendon and to share the victory cry of Easter. It has also been a tremendous encouragement to share with other churches in Cricklewood as the people of God prayed and worshipped. We are truly a blessed people.

As we enter the Easter season, let us rejoice in our resurrected Saviour, Jesus Christ.

 

Holy Week

IMG_3598It has been a great start to Holy Week as we have been exploring the Easter story with some local school children. What a joy and a privilege to share the story that has influenced the world and points to a glorious Saviour. We are blessed to know the crucified Messiah who is resurrected and reigns in glory.

Regeneration

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Our area is in the midst of major change as we are on the edge of a regeneration scheme, here in north west London. The changes will be huge and children born today will have left school by the time it is complete. Change is never easy but it is a constant and there is truth in the saying that we ‘do not fear change but rather the loss that change demands’.

Our hope, at St Peters, is to guide, support and nurture the local people in and through this change. As a church, we want to demonstrate that the never changing love of God is as real in times of change, as well as times of stability. Should the church engage solely in the ‘spiritual lives of its members’? Absolutely not! The church is here for all people, meeting needs, celebrating success and being ambassadors for Christ in all the changing scenes of life.

Regeneration is here….we will be there in the midst…let us serve you.

Dates for the Diary

New dates for the diary;

14th September – Prayer Walk around the redevelopment area of the Parish

27th September – Prayer – 7:30pm

17th October – Prayer – 7:30pm

9th November – Prayer – 7:30pm

Please remember that we are no longer doing the monthly sunday meetings. However, we are doing a number of gatherings in different homes between October and Christmas.

Changing gears, new meeting structures

After 5 months of meeting at the vicarage, on a set Sunday each month, we are going to explore some new ways of meeting and places where we can gather. Whilst we are in the early stages of our new church, we are going to take the opportunity to try a few new things.

We will be meeting in the homes of local people for prayer and word, we will have some formalised prayer meetings and we will see how we can invite new people into the St Peters family. Meanwhile, we continue with a weekly sung eucharist at St John, Hendon (9:30am each Sunday) and a midweek Eucharist there too.

Watch this space for meeting times and events…..

2nd Sundays

We continue to meet on the second Sunday of each month and have been blessed by God on each occasion. Please feel free to join us and share with what God is doing in this part of Cricklewood